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Burglary case pleads guilty

TORRINGTON – The Goshen County District Court returned to session Thursday at 11 a.m. for the Change of Plea hearing of Torrington man, Seth Freouf (21). Freouf, while represented by …

Work continues on irrigation tunnels

GOSHEN COUNTY – During the early morning hours of July 17, 2019, the banks of the Gering-Ft. Laramie-Goshen canal collapsed, causing a breach in the main canal which furnished water from the …
Tylar Stoddard presenting the farewell address during the 2024 commencement ceremonies for Platte River High School.

Platte River class of 2024

Platte River class of 2024

Veteran honored in DC

TORRINGTON – At first glance, Rick Nelson of Veteran seems like another retired local boy enjoying the golden years of his life. When one sits down to talk with Nelson, almost immediately …
Sports
Senior Harper Boche spins into her shot put throw on Friday at state track in Casper. Boche garnered gold in both the shot put and discus, earning all-state honors and tying the 3A class record in the shot put.

Southeast tracksters snag nine all-state awards

The Southeast track team captured nine all-state awards, along with plenty of hardware, at the state track and field championships.

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Sophomore Sullivan Wilson crosses the finish line for the 3200-meters at state track. Wilson captured gold in both the 3200-  and 1600-meters to secure all-state awards.
The Lingle-Fort Laramie boys and girls teams brought home two state trophies, along with a bag full of hardware and new PRs.
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Sophomore Brooklyn Asmus crosses the finish line with smile in the 100-meter finals on Saturday. Asmus won the 100-, 200- and 400-meters and broke the 3A class records in the 100- and 200-meters. Asmus tied the Wyoming all-classification record in the 100-meters.
The Torrington High School track teams went above and beyond at the 2024 state track and field championships.
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Blazers snag bronze at state soccer tourney

Junior Skyler Thomas catches air as he attacks Green River’s offense in the third-place game on May 18. Also pictured, in back, is junior Elijah Hatch.

The Torrington High School Blazers battled back from a setback to garner third place at the state soccer tournament.

LFL girls 2A regional champs, boys runner-ups

Junior Jada Kaufman, pictured at the Bayard Invitational in April, snagged the 2A regional championships in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles in Sundance on Saturday.

The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School girls' track team garnered the 2A regional title in Sundance with the boys' placing second.

Torrington girls second, boys fifth at regionals

Senior Alyssa Wondercheck comes in for a landing in the long jump at the 3A East regionals in Wheatland on Friday. Wondercheck captured the championship in the event, setting a new Torrington High School record in the process.

The Torrington High School girls' track team captured second place at the 3A regional track meet with the boys placing fifth.

Relays propel Southeast tracksters at regionals

Junior Kannon Tippetts, running the 4x400-relay at Bayard in April, garnered the regional championship in both the 400- and 800-meters at the 1A East regional meet in Sundance over the weekend.

The Southeast High School boys' and girls' track teams brought their A-game to the 1A regional track meet over the weekend, boosted by relay teams winning six of eight events.

Blazers snag No. 1 seed for state tournament

The Torrington High School Blazers, in a pregam huddle before the Worland home game on April 12, captured the No. 1 berth for the upcoming state tournament this weekend.

The Torrington High School Blazers concluded the regular season with a bang, soundly defeating Rawlins to secure the No. 1 seed for the upcoming state tournament.

Obituaries
Why anger isn't bad
“Control you temper!” If you haven’t heard this one by now, either you’re a complete angel (highly unlikely) or your simply a human being. Let’s face it folks. …
Susan ‘Sue’ Marie Cochran
Susan ‘Sue’ Marie Cochran passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 6, 2024. Sue was born June 17, 1958, in Wheatland, the …
Tana J. Oksendahl (Nee Vaughn)
SCOTTSBLUFF – Tana J. Oksendahl (Nee Vaughn), also known as Sell, 77, of Scottsbluff passed away on Monday, May 13, 2024, at Monument Care and Rehab. Her memorial service will be held at 10:30 …
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Health expo Friday

TORRINGTON – Goshen County Public Health will be holding their Senior Resource Expo on Friday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pony Express Room at the Lincoln Community Complex. The …

CSC announces dean's list

CHADRON – Chadron State College has announced the undergraduate students qualifying for the Spring 2024 President’s and Dean’s Lists. The President’s List consists of students …
Members of the Camp Guernsey Fire Department posed with leadership at the groundbreaking. Pictured are firefighters Colton Roark (l-r), Captain Aaron Kamm, Chief Chad Brush, Maj. Gen. Greg Porter – The Adjutant General of Wyoming, Colonel James Ezell – Wyoming National Guard Construction & Facilities Management Officer, firefighters Luke Hansen and Greg Klassen.

New fire station complex planned for Camp Guernsey

GUERNSEY – Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week the Camp Guernsey Fire Department is staffed, ready and willing to help in any emergency in the local community, the region and in support …

USPS pauses restructuring after pressure from Senator Lummis

WASHINGTON, D.C . – United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy agreed to pause the planned changes to the mail delivery network that would have closed the Cheyenne and …
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Court fines for May 5 - May 10

For the telegram May 5 Scott, Gary – Forfeiture: $160 [31-5-301 bvii (2)] vehicle exceed 70 mph on primary/secondary highway (6+ mph over). May 6 Dzhinenko, Emily – …

Emergency services rolling log

A compendium of Goshen County emergency response and service calls Monday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 7   00:37-Medical aid-Occurred on E F St. Female stomach pains arm is turning …

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POSTAL Act introduced

CHEYENNE – Last month, the United States Postal Service (USPS) made the decision to close the doors on the Casper processing and distribution center, routing mail to Billings and officially …

UW Extension welcomes new director

Mandy Marney, director of UW Extension.

LARAMIE –The University of Wyoming welcomes Mandy Marney as director of UW Extension and associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources. Marney joined UW …

Mayor proclaims Arbor Day

Heidi Wayland, center director at the Torrington Learning Center, and Jessica Rohrer, center director at the Lincoln Infant and Toddler Center spoke to the city council on Tuesday evening.

TORRINGTON – The Town Council for the City of Torrington met on Tuesday, April 16. In attendance were mayor Herb Doby and councilmembers Dr. Richard Patterson, Dennis Kelly, Shane Viktorin, and …

Gordon vetoes proof of residency

CHEYENNE – In a recent press release, Wyoming Secretary of State, Chuck Gray, announced his disapproval of the actions of Wyoming State Governor, Mark Gordon. In the release, Gray criticizes …

Opinion
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EWC announces Fall Honor Roll

Eastern oming College named 122 students on the college’s Fall 2023 President’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s List. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes full time students (12 or more credit hours) who achieved a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5, but less than 4.0.

Republican women meeting canceled

TORRINGTON – The meeting which was to be held on Thursday, May 16 at noon at the Goshen County Fairgrounds, in the brand room, for the Goshen County Republican Women has been canceled.  

Public meeting reviewing East D improvements

TORRINGTON – In a recent public notice in the Wednesday, May 15 edition of the Torrington Telegram , the City of Torrington, announced there will be a public meeting on May 30 at noon in the …

Historic society hosts handbell choir

TORRINGTON – According to a recent press release, the Goshen County Historical Society will be celebrating their of the year program with the WyoRing Handbell Choir on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. …

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